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Turkey has given over 105.6M coronavirus vaccine jabs to date

Some 52.8M people got their 1st dose, more than 42.3M fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry

Burak Bir and Merve Aydogan   | 20.09.2021
Turkey has given over 105.6M coronavirus vaccine jabs to date


Turkey has administered over 105.6 million coronavirus vaccine jabs since the country launched an immunization drive in January, according to official figures released on Monday.

Some 52.8 million people have gotten their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 42.3 million are fully vaccinated, the Health Ministry said.

The data showed that over 85.1% of the country's adult population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine.

Turkey has also given third booster shots to over 9.8 million people.

Separately, the ministry reported 27,688 new coronavirus cases, while as many as 231 more people lost their fight against the disease in the last 24 hours.

As many as 346,435 tests for the virus were done over the past day.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 4.69 million lives in at least 192 countries and regions, with almost 228.8 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.

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